The Natural Alternative to LVP: Hardened Wood Flooring

A baby playing toy piano on a waterproof hardwood floor
Stuga’s Hardened Wood floors are the real, white oak LVP alternatives that you didn’t know existed. Natural hardwood meets the high durability of vinyl, minus the toxic additives.

Want a nontoxic wood floor that can stand up to rowdy dogs, active kids, or even commercial traffic? Our Hardened Wood floors are the perfect fit. They are reinforced at a cellular level with resin and wood dust, making them 3 to 5 times stronger than traditional, solid wood flooring. Plus, they have a resilient, commercial-grade finish on top to protect the wood below.

Commercial-Grade Flooring, Explained

Basically, “commercial-grade” means that these floors can be installed in hotel lobbies, offices, multifamily buildings, and more. Our Hardened Wood floors have a 10-year light commercial warranty (or for residential applications, a limited lifetime warranty). For your home, that translates to these floors taking family life in stride. They’ll stand up to many years of traffic and messes from anyone in the family – two-legged or four-legged.

Waterproof Flooring for Every Room

Spills happen, but these floors have another trick up their sleeves: water resistance. Thanks again to their tough finish and the tight joint created by their locking system, they repel water better than most wood floors. Plus, their wood fiber core is super stable. It withstands changing humidity levels without the expansion and contraction typical of wood floors. 

So, go ahead and give that basement the finish-out it deserves. Laundry rooms, powder baths, and even full baths are perfect for Hardened Wood. 

Sample of High Five waterproof hardened wood flooring by Stuga

Durability Shouldn’t Sacrifice Design

Too often in the flooring industry, compromises are the name of the game. If you want floors that are highly durable, you’re likely to find that they feel like plastic, look fake, and worst of all, are loaded with toxic chemicals. We’re not about that. 

We believe that real wood is wonderful for human wellbeing. All of our floors have natural changes in tone and woodgrain that are instantly grounding. LVP may try to mimic the beauty of white oak, but design by Mother Nature beats imitation every time. 

And while the commercial-grade finish on our Hardened Wood floors may be durable, it’s anything but “plasticky”. It’s water-based rather than poly-based, which means it won’t yellow over time. It’s also incredibly clear, so it won’t stifle your view of the wood below. And tough as it may be, the feeling underfoot is unmistakably better than the clunky, plastic texture of vinyl.

Most importantly, our Hardened Wood floors exceed Europe’s strict indoor air quality certifications. Compared to LVP (which is made with vinyl chloride among other nasty things), our waterproof floors are far better for human health and the environment in all aspects of manufacturing, livability, and end of use.

Interested in Hardened Wood? Browse and order free samples here

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